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Astros: Justin Verlander poised to climb all-time leaderboards

Astros ace Justin Verlander looks to further ascend the all-time leaderboards in 2020. Justin Verlander ended the 2019 regular season with a bang, becoming the 18th pitcher in major league history to compile 3,000 career strikeouts. He’s amassed an impressive Hall of Fame resume and looks to build on that even further this year, and […] Astros: Justin Verlander poised to climb all-time leaderboards - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
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Curt Schilling on retaliating against Houston Astros players:  'Do it on your own time'

Curt Schilling on retaliating against Houston Astros players:  'Do it on your own time'

There is a growing thought out there that Houston Astros batters could get hit by a lot of pitches in 2020.        
The Crawfish Boxes Feb 19, 2020
Looking back at Justin Verlander’s home run complication and a possible relation to four-seam usage

Looking back at Justin Verlander’s home run complication and a possible relation to four-seam usage

John Glaser-USA TODAY Sports The Astros’ ace allowed a career-high in home runs last season while seeing a drop in four-seam usage. Is there something worth monitoring? All in all, Justin Verlander’s 2019 season was a smashing success, at least when it comes down to individual performance. Not only did he throw the third no-hitter of his career, and his first since 2011, the veteran starter won his second Cy Young award. By the numbers, there were only a handful who could claim to have been better in the majors. While it was arguable that former teammate Gerrit Cole was the more...
Cincinnati.com Feb 15, 2020
Trevor Bauer takes aim at Houston Astros' Jose Altuve, Alex Bregman, Justin Verlander

Trevor Bauer takes aim at Houston Astros' Jose Altuve, Alex Bregman, Justin Verlander

Trevor Bauer on Houston Astros players after the sign-stealing scandal: "No credibility. No respect from anyone for anything."        
The Crawfish Boxes Feb 14, 2020
Do Verlander and Greinke have enough gas left to carry the Astros’ staff?

Do Verlander and Greinke have enough gas left to carry the Astros’ staff?

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Having lost Gerrit Cole, Wade Miley, and Collin McHugh, the Astros look weak in the middle and back of the rotation. With Verlander and Greinke both 37 years old this year, are we sure the Astros are even solid in the front of the rotation? How much can we expect from the Astros’ rotation after Verlander and Greinke? “Spahn and Sain and pray for rain.” (Shortened version of a poem about the pitching staff of the 1948 NL champs, the Milwaukee Braves.) A starting rotation heavy with talent at the top, but questionable after positions one and two....
Bless You Boys Feb 13, 2020
Links: Justin Verlander discusses Astros scandal

Links: Justin Verlander discusses Astros scandal

Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via Plus some actual happy sights from spring training, and a historical milestone. Thursday morning opened with an event many thought might never come, and even more wish hadn’t happened at all, as the Houston Astros finally made their first public apology for... what are we calling it? Trash Can Gate? The Big Bang? Regardless, apologies were issued, and then the press were given access to the Astros clubhouse to speak to players who had not attended the press conference. Among the players interviewed about the scandal was former Tigers’ ace...
Call to the Pen Feb 7, 2020

Houston Astros: Two aces, two jokers, and a question mark

Justin Verlander and Zach Greinke will headline the Houston Astros starting rotation which suddenly seems barren of quality arms. From the moment Gerrit Cole donned his Scott Boras hat at the conclusion of the World Series, the Houston Astros have been scrambling to find suitable arms to fill out their starting rotation.  Except, they haven’t […] Houston Astros: Two aces, two jokers, and a question mark - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Call to the Pen Jan 27, 2020

Houston Astros: Was Justin Verlander kidding around in dubious timing?

Picking up his Cy Young Award Saturday night, Verlander got laughs praising the Houston Astros technological and analytic advancement – but what kind? In ancient times, a lady named Jane Ace purred on the radio, “There’s a time to joke and a time to not.”  Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander might or might not have benefitted […] Houston Astros: Was Justin Verlander kidding around in dubious timing? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Crawfish Boxes Jan 27, 2020
Astros Crawfish Boil: January 27th, 2020

Astros Crawfish Boil: January 27th, 2020

Photo by Mike Stobe/ Start your morning with some of the best Astros links around Check out the rest of the Crawfish Boxes here and listen to the latest version of Locked on Astros, our partnered podcast, here. Astros News BBWAA handed out their awards for the 2019 season this weekend, with both Verlander and Alvarez accepting (MLB.com)Verlander talked about how technologically advanced the Astros were in his acceptance speech for the 2019 Cy Young, and it did not go over well (NBC News)We have a new contender for Astros manager as Mark Kotsay was interviewed over the weekend...
Pinstripe Alley Jan 27, 2020
NYY news: Unashamed Astros

NYY news: Unashamed Astros

Photo by Mike Stobe/ Verlander stirs up controversy accepting Cy Young Award; Prospects to keep an eye on in spring training; Gehrig’s ridiculous 1928 World Series; NBA legend Bryant dies at 41 New York Post | Justin Tasch: Justin Verlander accepted the 2019 American League Cy Young Award on Saturday night at the New York Baseball Writers’ dinner. During his speech, the right-hander praised the Astros for being “technologically and analytically advanced.” This tone-deaf comment, coming during the fallout of the sign-stealing scandal, drew the ire of many in attendance,...

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